Southpaw Derek Holland allowed three runs in 5 2/3 innings. (Pat Sullivan/AP)
By T.R. Sullivan / MLB.com
The Rangers got a glimpse of the future as young lefty Derek Holland took a shutout into the sixth inning and Elvis Andrus homered to help build a five-run lead. It ultimately took a long ball by Nelson Cruz in the 10th inning to put away the Astros.
BATTING HR: Andrus (3, 4th inning off Paulino, 0 on, 1 out), Saltalamacchia (4, 6th inning off Wright, W, 1 on, 1 out), Cruz,
N (9, 10th inning off Hawkins, 0 on, 1 out). TB: Saltalamacchia 4; Andrus 7; Hamilton; Cruz, N 4; Young, M 3; Jones, An; Murphy, Dv. RBI: Young, M (18), Jones, An (12), Andrus (9), Saltalamacchia 2 (18), Cruz, N (26). 2-out RBI: Young, M; Jones, An. Runners left in scoring position, 2 out: Murphy, Dv 3; Kinsler; Davis, C. SAC: Holland, D. GIDP: Jones, An. Team RISP: 2-for-7. Team LOB: 9.
BASERUNNING SB: Andrus (6, 2nd base off Wright, W/Quintero).
FIELDING DP: 2 (Kinsler-Andrus-Jones, An, Andrus-Kinsler-Davis, C).